• As a licenced Parks Victoria Tour Operator RedBoats can customise an unforgettable educational activity from the primary school level, right through to a tertiary level.

    RedBoats will provide all equipment and in-water instructors. All our staff hold a
    current WWCC and have extensive experience operating in the area.

    We always encourage school
    staff to get involved and participate in the in-water activities within the required ratios.

    We can build you a program tailored to your curriculum containing one or more of the following activities:

    • Marine Science Excursions.
    • Snorkelling in Popes Eye (Australia’s smallest marine park).
    • Swimming with the Australian Fur Seals at Chinamans Hat.
    • South Channel Fort underground tours.
    • Scuba Diving experiences and certifications.
    • Outdoor Education Activities.
    • The early history of Port Phillip Bay and its historical and current importance to Melbourne as a city.
    • Shipping movements through “The Rip” and the practical function of the navigational system including lighthouses.
    • Shipwrecks and British WW1 Submarines (we have 6 of them).
    • Sullivans Bay in Sorrento as the first settlement in Victoria.

    All our vessels are in survey and all certificates are provided. Our vessel Red Raider has an underwater Camera that links back to five tablets on the boat via wi-fi, ensuring that students who
    do not get in the water do not miss out on all of the action. It also has a camera over the rear deck for safety.

  • Historical Tours

    Port Philip Bay and the Mornington Peninsula are rich in historical sites, from the Point Nepean National Park and coastal sites of early British settlements to South Channel Fort and Pope’s Eye, built during the late 1800s to defend the city of Melbourne.

    The discovery, early attempts at settlements, and development of Melbourne all tie into Port Phillip, and our knowledgeable staff will tell the stories of these sites on our immersive history tours.

  • On-Water activities

    On RedBoats Bay Discovery Tours, pupils and teachers will experience Port Philip Bay from a unique perspective.

    The southern end of the bay is an area rich in history, and is integral to the operation of Melbourne, being the main artery for all goods arriving and departing by ship.

    With a focus on the geography of the region and the changes that have affected the bay and its operations, our staff will deliver educational content on the impacts of both human intervention and natural events on the underwater landscape.

    View and learn about aspects of Melbourne’s history and current shipping operations as our crew deliver comprehensive presentations whilst on the water.

    The class will learn about basic vessel operation and the rules of the sea. We can also demonstrate how the lighthouses work to form the “roads of the bay”.

  • In-Water Activities

    RedBoats instructors make our in-water activities a fun a safe way to experience the world of life that exists underwater.

    We offer:

    • Snorkelling at South Channel Fort.
    • Popes’ Eye and Swimming with Seals snorkel experiences.
    • Weedy Seadragon Snorkel Safari.
    • Introduction to Scuba Diving.
    • Scuba Diving Certification Programmes.
  • Enquire

    RedBoats currently operate for a number of schools and camps and can organise references for our School Excursions and Educational Programs on request.

    Contact us to discuss your individual requirements. We can help you design an unforgettable educational day that ticks all the boxes. A Redboats trip is an experience that the students will be talking about for years to come.